Greetings from Bravo

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  1. Ari

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    Hi all,

    Some of you already know me from here, or on LFPF, as the distributor for FLM in Canada and the USA.
    I've been busy expanding my distribution, it now includes a few more excellent photographic tools and accessories.

    The new company is Bravo Distribution, and it is home to the following:

    - FLM tripods and ball heads
    - Haida filters
    - Gibellini cameras (4x5 up to 16x20)
    - Feisol Tripods

    If you have any questions, or need more information on any of these products, feel free to contact me anytime.

    The website is not yet 100% complete, but it's online: http://www.bravo-distribution.com

    Thank you!
     
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    Great to know, I need a part for my Gibellini. I'll drop you a line.
     
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    That Gibellini camera Looks interesting. It reminds of the Philips camera. I hope that video teaser will be followed by some data.
     
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    Sure, anytime, Rory; I hope I can be of help.
    I'll also send you a PM as I'd like to know what you think of the Gibellini thus far.


    They really look fantastic, and Alessandro, the owner, is very committed to making top-notch large format cameras.

    What data did you need? I'll try and get it for you, just send me a PM or email.
    There are several models, made from different materials, in different formats.
    The main website is here: http://www.gibellinicamera.com but let me know if I can be of any other help.
     
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    Best of luck with the new venture Ari!
     
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    Thank you.

    Thanks, Anthony! I hope all is well in YT.
     
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    I wanted to let you all know that we now carry Lužid filters, and they are in stock.

    Lužid make very high-quality circular filters, ND, C-POL, and UV, and sizes range from 46mm up to 95mm.
    They are made from Schott B270 glass, all are 16-layer nano-coated, and all feature knurled brass rings.
    They also carry a lifetime warranty.

    Warning: prices are extremely reasonable.

    Here is their website: http://www.luzidfoto.com/Products.html and Bravo's page: http://www.bravo-distribution.com/luzid.html

    Thank you!
     
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    Thank you, John; good to hear from you!
     
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    Interesting to learn about a new filter manufacturer.

    Interesting is also to learn just via that manufacturer that Heliopan offers a lifelong warranty on their ffilter. Something they do no state, and to state so had been very tricky in the past due to german legislation.
     
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    Thank you, AgX.
    I'm surprised more of the big filter makers don't offer a lifetime warranty.
    So far, reaction to the Luzid filters has been fantastic; the glass, coatings and, especially the brass knurl, are quite enticing.
     
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    And greetings to you, way up there, from down here in Australia. :smile:
    The ACN 4x5 caught my eye, but was soon trumped, in terms of bling appeal, by the ACN810 in lurid blue! Now if you have one in fire engine red, that would be grand.

    What's the go with the ACN-45 being shown as a skeleton? (EDIT: there doesn't appear to be any forward links from the pic/text...). And the price is inspiring indeed.
     
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    Hi Monsieur Poisson,
    I ordered the ACN810 with red bellows and black frame for myself, photos to come soon… :smile:
    The skeleton photos are there to show the design of the camera, the underlying structure, so as to give us an idea of how the thing works.
    Nothing beats hands-on reports, though, and I hope to have at least one shortly.
     
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    Merci beaucoup.
    I imagine such a bold colour scheme that would turn heads! Yes, show the photos. I've seen a few camera with blue and green bellows and the awfully bland black, but so precious few in red. That colour... really lights my fire...:laugh: What is the weight of the 4x5?
     
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    Thank you, I really like red bellows, and I'm very excited to see the end result.
    The ACN-45 weighs a mere 1.3kg, or 2.86 pounds, and I've been told that the latest cameras (AAC & ACN) will feature monorail-like rigidity.
    Full specs are on this page: http://www.bravo-distribution.com/gibellini.html
     
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    I'll have some Feisol CT-3472 tripods in stock shortly; this will be my first look at Feisol tripods.
    While their warranty falls well short of FLM's warranty (3 yrs vs 10 yrs), I'm intrigued by the stout 37mm tubes.
    My past personal experiences with Chinese-made tripods has been positive in the short-term, not as good in the long term.